Born in Rome, Roberta Mameli graduated in singing and in violin at the Nicolini Conservatory in Piacenza, followed by master classes with Bernadette Manca di Nissa, Ugo Benelli, Konrad Richter, Claudio Desderi and Enzo Dara.
She is regularly invited to perform at the most important opera houses and venues: Konzerthaus and Theater an der Wien, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro Regio in Turin, Victoria Hall in Geneva.
Roberta collaborates with conductors such as Jordi Savall, Daniele Callegari, Diego Fasolis, Fabio Biondi, Federico Maria Sardelli, Ottavio Dantone, Ton Koopmann, Leonardo García Alarcón, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Marco Armiliato, Enrico Onofri, the late Claudio Abbado, Alan Curtis, Christopher Hogwood and Jeffrey Tate.
Much in demand for Early Music repertoire, she works with several ensembles on period instruments such as Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Complesso Barocco, Capella Cracoviensis, Accademia Bizantina, Le Concert des Nations, La Venexiana, Modo Antiquo, Europa Galante, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, I Barocchisti, Cappella Mediterranea, L’Arte del Mondo, il Pomo d’Oro.
One of the finest Monteverdi interpreters of her generation, Roberta performs Nerone and Poppea (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Minerva (Il Ritorno di Ulisse in patria) and La Musica and Euridice (L’Orfeo). She had great personal success singing Poppea with Diego Fasolis and Akamus in 2018 at the Berlin Staatsoper.
She has appeared in numerous Baroque operas including Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Belinda), Vivaldi’s Catone in Utica (Cesare), Leonardo Vinci’s Didone abbandonata (title role) conducted by Carlo Ipata and Rameau’s Indes Galantes (Amour/Zaïre) in a Leonardo García Alarcón/Lydia Steier production at the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Roberta was seen on stage as Ginevra in Handel’s Ariodante at the Drottningholm Festival and embodied the role of Aci in Aci, Galatea e Polifemo both at the Bucharest George Enescu Festival and London Wigmore Hall.
Among her Mozart roles are Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito) at the Florence Opera, Aminta (Il Re Pastore) at La Fenice, Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Dorabella (Così fan tutte). She was Arminda in La Scala’s production of Mozart’s Finta giardiniera led by Diego Fasolis for the Shanghai Grand Theatre.
Roberta is a regular guest of the Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci where she performed Melani’s Europa and works by Scarlatti and Bononcini with a revival in Bayreuth.
Her discography contains L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Naïve), Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria by Monteverdi; Artemisia by Cavalli (Glossa); Il Diamante by Zelenka (Nibiru); La Scola de’ gelosi by Salieri (Sony DHM) and the following works by Vivaldi: Teuzzone, Orlando furioso 1714 (Naïve), Il Farnace, L’Incoronazione di Dario (Dynamic). Moreover, she released several solo albums among which “Round M: Monteverdi meets Jazz” (Glossa) and “Anime Amanti” (Alpha) awarded with the prestigious Diapason d’Or 2017.
Recent and future projects include Handel’s Agrippina (Poppea) under Francesco Corti at Drottningholm Festival, Mozart’s Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia) in a Nicolas Kruger/Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau production at the Angers Nantes Opera and Giuseppe Scarlatti’s Portentosi effetti della madre natura (Ruspolina) in Potsdam and Ludwigsburg. Roberta gives a recital with the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie for the Deutsches Mozartfest Augsburg and with Akamus for the Handel Festival in Halle.